Legal clinics get a boost from UQ law students

13 May 2020

Brisbane legal services affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been getting much-needed help from University of Queensland Law School students.   

The undergrads are completing clinical legal education placements through the UQ Pro Bono Centre, working with some of society’s most marginalised groups.

Legal clinics involved in the program include YFS Legal, a community legal centre that assists vulnerable young people facing the youth justice system.

YFS Legal solicitor Candice Hughes said the students’ efforts were having a direct, positive impact on clients at a time when community legal centre resources are stretched.

This is a screenshot of a Zoom meeting between two clinical legal education students and their supervisors
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, clinical legal education students Suvradip Maitra (top right) and Savannah Kuylaars (bottom left) quickly adapted to working remotely to help their YFS Legal supervisors and their vulnerable clients.